In Heroes of Pakistan, there is a deliberate effort on our part that we keep our readers informed about the latest happenings and the proceedings going on in the world. But on the other side, we also maintain that we should remember our history with affection and always keep our heroes alive in our hearts. We have now started a new section, HERO OF THE WEEK, where different Pakistanis who have achieved something substantial in their corresponding field of expertise.
This week’s hero and the first person about whom we will be writing is the Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. One of the most powerful and influential people in the world as far as Time’s magazine is concerned. General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was born april 1952, Gujar Khan, Punjab. The good thing about him is that he keeps a low public profile unlike the other former Pakistani military heads and there is a sort of an enigma which surrounds his personality. His early career started with Corps Commander Rawalpindi.
Kayani was promoted as Lieutenant General in September 2003, and was set the authority of the X Corps in Rawalpindi. The endorsement indicated about the things to come. Throughout Kayani’s occupancy at the X Corps, he lead the triumphant examination of the two uninterrupted suicide attack in opposition to Musharraf in December 2003. He was bestowed with Hilal-e-Imtiaz, the national award, for his accomplishment.
Director General Kayani Inter-Services Intelligence
In October 2004, Ashfaq Kayani was through the director general of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), in position of General Ehsan ul Haq, who was promote as the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. Kayani lead the ISI for the duration of a unwelcoming era, with insurgency in North-West Pakistan and Balochistan, Abdul Qadeer Khan’s nuclear propagation indignity, and influence of suicide attack all through Pakistan emanating starting the northwestern tribal region.